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Things to do near Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve

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Alice Glockner Nature Reserve Game Reserve

Alice Glockner Nature Reserve

Game Reserve in Alice Glockner Nature Reserve (16.4 km from Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve)

Alice Glockner Nature Reserve is located close to the town of Heidelberg in Gauteng. It is spread out over 168 ha of land, which is home to the threatened butterfly species known as the Heidelberg copper butterfly. The particular species of ant that this butterfly is associated with can be found inside the reserve.The reserve also holds other rare...

Rondebult Bird Sanctuary Game Reserve

Rondebult Bird Sanctuary

Game Reserve in Rondebult Bird Sanctuary (21 km from Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve)

Rondebult is a 95-hectare bird sanctuary close to Germiston and Alberton. Throughout the sanctuary there are patches of grassland that integrate with the reed beds and extensive marshlands, which provide a home to over 190 species of birds. The eight hides at the edge of the three large pans provide comfortable viewing spots. Birders' treats...

Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve Game Reserve

Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve

Game Reserve in Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve (30.4 km from Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve)

Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, often referred to by locals as Joburg's "best-kept secret", is situated to the south of Johannesburg city centre and stretches over 680 ha of open veld landscape and koppies. The reseve is fenced and supervised by horse patrols and a guard at the Frandaph gate entrance.It is home to a variety of wildlife such as...

Marievale Bird Sanctuary Nature Reserve Game Reserve

Marievale Bird Sanctuary Nature Reserve

Game Reserve in Marievale Bird Sanctuary Nature Reserve (30.8 km from Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve)

Situated in a floodplain outside the little town of Nigel is Marievale Bird Sanctuary, one of South Africa’s important bird areas and a protected RAMSAR site. The sanctuary comprises shallow open water, reed beds and grasslands, attracting a huge variety of birds. At least 180 species reside here, including healthy populations of reed cormorant,...

Melville Koppies Nature Reserve Game Reserve

Melville Koppies Nature Reserve

Game Reserve in Melville Koppies Nature Reserve (42 km from Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve)

Lace up your hiking boots and head out to explore the wild, rocky terrain of Melville Koppies Nature Reserve. This stunning natural setting is very accessible, as it lies right in the centre of Joburg.During spring the hills are sprinkled with small indigenous flowers and come winter, the grassy slopes turn golden. Panoramic views of Joburg’s...

Kloofendal Nature Reserve Game Reserve

Kloofendal Nature Reserve

Game Reserve in Kloofendal Nature Reserve (52.6 km from Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve)

Kloofendal Nature Reserve, an ecotourism and cultural heritage spot, is located in the Roodepoort suburb of Kloofendal. About 25 km from central Johannesburg, the 110-hectare reserve provides a tranquil retreat from city life. The reserve is also the location of one of Johannesburg’s first gold mines, the Confidence Reef Mine, where gold was...

Lonehill Nature Reserve Game Reserve

Lonehill Nature Reserve

Game Reserve in Lonehill Nature Reserve (56.2 km from Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve)

The Lonehill Nature Reserve stands out as, you guessed, a lone hill in the northern suburbs of Sandton, Johannesburg. It gives us a glimpse of what the city looked like before urbanization: grasslands strewn with bushes and boulders, and little streams bubbling through it.Popular with weekend walkers and picnickers, there is a small dam called...

Rietvlei Nature Reserve Game Reserve

Rietvlei Nature Reserve

Game Reserve in Rietvlei Nature Reserve (65.4 km from Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve)

Undulating golden grassy hills, vleis and a brilliant blue dam characterise the Rietvlei Nature Reserve. Situated 18 km from the centre of Pretoria, the reserve is an idyllic home to almost 2000 head of game – and you can spot them easily from your vehicle. Blesbuck, black wildebeest, red hartebeest, eland, Burchell's zebra, waterbuck, reedbuck,...

Krugersdorp Game Reserve Game Reserve

Krugersdorp Game Reserve

Game Reserve in Krugersdorp Game Reserve (66.2 km from Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve)

Krugersdorp Game Reserve is home to four of the Big 5 as well as hippo, giraffe, numerous antelope and prolific birdlife. Most visitors come here to check out the lions in their enclosure. There’s also a large bird aviary. The habitat is mostly grassveld with small dams and reed beds. Keen birders will be reaching for their binoculars to spot...

Heia Safari Ranch Game Reserve

Heia Safari Ranch

Game Reserve in Heia Safari Ranch (69.3 km from Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve)

Heia Safari Ranch is a 3 Star game ranch nestled below the Swartkop Mountain Range next to the Cradle of Humankind, only thirty minutes away from Johannesburg and Pretoria. The charming lodge is situated on a game farm that is set in the tranquil indigenous South African bushveld.Lake Heritage, which is contained by one the largest hand built...

Aloe Ridge Game Reserve Game Reserve

Aloe Ridge Game Reserve

Game Reserve in Aloe Ridge Game Reserve (69.6 km from Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve)

Aloe Ridge Hotel & Game Reserve is situated just 40 km from Johannesburg on a remnant of the indigenous bushveld. Game viewing trips from open safari vehicles deliver wonderfully close encounters with hippo, buffalo, rhino, giraffe, ostrich, zebra, eland, gemsbok, kudu and black wildebeest. Glimpses of rare Nyala are fairly commonplace, while...

Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve Game Reserve

Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve

Game Reserve in Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve (72 km from Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve)

The Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve is set in the heart of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, west of Johannesburg. This private game park opened in 1985 with just two white rhinos, but today boasts more than 600 animals. The more than 30 species in the reserve include buffalo, lion, white rhino, wild dog, cheetah, hippo, crocodile and...

Groenkloof Nature Reserve Game Reserve

Groenkloof Nature Reserve

Game Reserve in Groenkloof Nature Reserve (77.3 km from Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve)

Groenkloof Nature Reserve offers an amazing getaway for nature junkies, outdoorsy families and jaded urbanites. Along with teeming wildlife, there’s a wide choice of mountain biking trails, horse riding, 4x4 routes and hiking trails. And situated 5 km south of Pretoria, it’s just a hop and a skip away.Popular mountain biking events are held...

Bronkhorstspruit Dam Nature Reserve Game Reserve

Bronkhorstspruit Dam Nature Reserve

Game Reserve in Bronkhorstspruit Dam Nature Reserve (78.4 km from Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve)

Called “Bronkies” by locals, the Bronkhorstspruit Dam Nature Reserve offers a great weekend getaway for Gautengers. With over 200 bird species recorded in the reserve, it’s the perfect place for birders to observe a variety of feathered residents.Birds to look out for include Spike-heeled and Red-capped larks, cisticolas, pipits, Orange-throated...

Faerie Glen Nature Reserve Game Reserve

Faerie Glen Nature Reserve

Game Reserve in Faerie Glen Nature Reserve (79.7 km from Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve)

Faerie Glen Nature Reserve encompasses 128 ha of a grassy and rocky quartzite landscape, with a number of walking and hiking trails. The three routes, Hadeda, Acacia and Kiepersol, vary in difficulty, with a couple of steep sections which have loose rocks. The reserve is situated in Faerie Glen in the east of Pretoria and forms part of the...